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A Great King of the Past by Svartya A Great King of the Past by Svartya
:blackrose:Full view please! the colors look strange without full view so please do it!:la::blackrose:
Yayyyy! :party: very happy birthday dear Janina! :tighthug: hope you have a wonderful day! and win a lot of cool gifts! (i've just made my contribution on this part :XD: )
Ahh i adore when i have enough time to draw gifts like this one for my great and dear friends here on DA :dummy: it is always nice to make people happy right? :3
Like always i had a lot of fun doing this! i did it fast O3o but it was very cool :XD: this time i drew her character Valrion the father of Aarok and the king of the black dragon tribe,or.. at least he was the king because all the black dragons where killed by the reds :ohnoes: but let's hope Aarok and his allies can take revenge on certain red dragons right? ;)
I adore all :iconaarok: types of dragon but the black ones are my favorites :D they may be simple but i adore them *3* they have a elegant and proud look and i love that on a dragon! :horns: so i tried to make Mr. Valrion on a very "proud" pose here :D i liked it! i loved to make the gold jewelry too!
And there may be some mistakes on his design D: i remembered how his body looked like then i only used "ref" for the necklace and the scars but im not sure if all scars are right O3oI looked in :iconaarok:'s comic "The Pact" Valrion is appearing on these last pages :) (and btw "The Pact" is my favorite comic i read here on DA :la: )
I'm satisfied how the picture came out *3* pretty in my opinion! i only drew portraits lately D: and like almost always with my laziness and fails to make a a decent background i used a pretty photo! :D the photo is mine of course and taken by me C:

Art/photo (C) ME
Character Valrion (C) :iconaarok:
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romancefreak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely GORGEOUS dragon!!!!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
Svartya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you! surely he is!
Valrion is one of :iconaarok: characters if you liked him you'll probably like her others characters as well :D
cartman47 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist
So rocking awesome.:headbang;
You draw Valrion so fantastic. His anatomy looks so
strong and graceful.
Valrions legs looks so real with this muscles.And this shadding...
so cool!
My fave detail is his epic head.
Fantastic work.:aww:
Svartya Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you!
i tried to make him really look like him :) and i'm happy with this picture too :la:
yeah his head is pretty cool :D
cartman47 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist're so welcome.:aww:
And you drawn him perfectly.;)
DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wooah your simple style gets so refined 8D! awesome ! :love:

the shading and light effects are so clean and blend so well together O3O the texture of the wings is also really good, and those torn parts of the wings.. O.O damn well done ! :clap: I also Like the pose; cool choice to let him bend his head, it indeed gives him some kind of elegance ( fits his status for sure ^^ ) his expression is like; I'M DA BOSS.XD

yeah Aarok surely got an awesome comic; its well written, and the scenery and angles keeps it interesting ^^

awesome artie like always my friend ! :la:
Svartya Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed :XD:
ahh thank you a lot! :la: i like these simplier pictures it is soo cool to do this shading :D the wings take a little time but the result it is always nice :la:
yes :la: a super cool history and original so as the characters and everything :D
DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ! ^^

haha yesh there is a lot of room to do the shading :la:

jus ^^
Aarok Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG it's a Valrion on summer holidays! :aww:

When i see him in all his glory, i really feel a bit guilty to let him die...but on the other side, a beautiful look doesn't make you immortal. Too bad...

I can only agree, i love to make surprise gifts to persons too and cast a smile on their face... well nearly most time at least (actually i only had it just one time in my DA career that somebody wasn't happy a about a giftpic xD).
Actually there is no refpic of him and as far as i can see you managed to draw all the scars, even those, that i tend to forget xD at some pics he has them and sometimes not. And thank you abot your compliments about my dragon breeds and comic, that really makes me happy to hear, that you like it that much, especially in these days, where nearly every dragon artist starts a comic.

Ah i dunno what else to write, i just LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! :Thank you my dear :hug:!!!
Svartya Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed! :rofl:
ah yes..but let's say he still very alive in our memories! :D

yes drawing these gift pics is really nice! and your pics are always cool too! C: it is very nice to make your friends happy :la:
i looked on the latest pages of your comic :3 i also payed attention to see if i waa doing the scars on the right side of Valrion's body XD in the comic i just didn't saw his tail but it is equal to Aaro'k ones right? :3
Ah yes that is true but the majority of these comics are Spyro related (not saying they are bad i know ones very cool ) but i prefer more original ideas and you comic as a full original history and characters and i really appreciate that :la:
Ahhh casting a smile on theirs faces.. :dummy: i'm very happy the you liked it! :la: i adored this picture too :3 and it was very fun to draw :D
And now you wanna know the funny part? you said summer holidays...more than indeed XD that picture was taken by me on Animal Kingdom on Disney world! :rofl: it is a pretty picture i adore it XD and made a good BG :3 i bet Valrion is happy to be there right? XD
Truly i was looking for a picture with a rocky BG but i didn't found it so i put this picture XD was a good choice too after all :XD:
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